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Quick Tip:

The Index
Indexes makes finds and other features fast. Think of looking for a word in a book by flipping through each page. It’s much quicker to go to the index where it will tell you each page where the word is contained. This is exactly how an index works, it only stores each word once per field across all records. There are two types of indexing: Minimal and All. Minimal means only one index type has been created while All means two index types have been created. The most commonly used index type is a Word index and can only be created for text fields. Up to 100 characters of each word are indexed. Words are defined most often by spaces but can also be determined by commas, periods, colons and other characters. A word index does not differentiate between uppercase and lowercase. Searching for “FRED” also finds “fred”. A Value index is used for searching number, time and date fields as well as relationship key field matching. Up to 100 characters of each return-separated value are indexed. While searching can be done on partial text in a Word index, only complete values can be searched for in a Value index. When you think about it, why would you want to search for a partial number or date. Indexes are utilized in a variety of features other than finds such as value lists based on the contents of a field and unique validation. Understanding how an index works can help you better design a database.



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FileMaker Developer Worthiness
Top 10 ways you know your developer is NOT worthy:
  1. Spells "FileMaker" with a lowercase "m"
  2. Uses inches or centimeters instead of points in Inspector
  3. Recommends WebDirect deployment over FileMaker Pro
  4. Creates a solution with one file for every table
  5. Doesn't know Claris and FileMaker, Inc. are the same company
  6. Isn't certified for latest version of FileMaker
  7. Isn't an FBA member
  8. Charges less than $100.00 per hour
  9. Uses a rainbow of colors on his interface
  10. Provides a quote without a requirements document



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FileMaker Hacks My goal here is to explore what interests me, and what I’ve found particularly useful. Some postings are practical musings of a working developer, and others are more philosophical. In the long run, I hope to produce a resource that will help developers be more productive with FileMaker Pro.
FileMaker Security Discusses issues of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of FileMaker Pro databases.
FileMaker Forums One of the most popular FileMaker forums on the internet and also hosts dozens of blogs!
DB Services FileMaker tips, techniques, and news from DB Services team of FileMaker Developers. Includes many sample files and YouTube videos.
PCI In this blog we will cover a wide range of business and technical topics centered around the FileMaker Pro community and for those businesses who use or could benefit by the use of FileMaker Pro and their environments.
MainSpring Mike Beargie is constant on the FileMaker Community so check out his blog!
SeedCode We wanted a place where we could talk about some of the new things we're working on, post screen shots and code, and get some feedback from customers who want to be part of the development process.
Database Pros More FileMaker tips and tricks than any site on the internet!
FileMaker Community A paid for forum but well worth the $99.00 a year. Very active!
Soliant Consulting Blog Welcome to Soliant's blog. We write on technology topics, software development, project management and more. We think you'll find some useful ideas in here, and we do our best to respond to questions. Enjoy.
AppWorks Active FileMaker blog with articles about FileMaker Pro, Advanced, Server, Go, WebDirect and custom web publishing.
Beezwax Blog A blog from the creators of Inspector!
Support Group Blog A blog from one of wise one's in the FileMaker industry, Rich Coulombre.
LuminFire Blog LuminFire is the solution to your information and business management needs so you can be more effective, productive and profitable. We collaborate with you to determine the best technology solutions for your business.